2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 478.3
Paralysis of vocal cords or larynx
- There are 5 ICD-9-CM codes below 478.3 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
- Congenital or acquired paralysis of one or both vocal cords. This condition is caused by defects in the central nervous system, the vagus nerve and branches of laryngeal nerves. Common symptoms are voice disorders including hoarseness or aphonia.
- Paralysis of the muscles of one or both vocal cords. Signs and symptoms include hoarseness, weak voice, dyspnea, and coughing. Affected individuals are at risk for aspiration pneumonia.